Cash flow benefit for River Avon

Last week’s decision by senior members of B&NES Council brought the cultural, economic and social improvements to the River Avon a step closer with the allocation of £100,000 to kick start the work. The council’s River Champion and founder of The River Regeneration Trust Cllr Dave Laming (Lambridge ward, Independent), said: ‘Three years ago, almost […]

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New Chairman for Friends of Bath Abbey

Retired engineer Professor Jeffrey Jupp has been appointed as chairman of The Friends of Bath Abbey. Professor Jupp recently took over the role from former chairman Dr John Wroughton following an official handover during the Abbeys’ Patronal Festival. Dr John Wroughton retired as chairman after four successful years. During his tenure the Friends helped fund […]

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Abbey floor uncovered

A small section of Bath Abbey’s floor will be lifted and repaired for the first time in over 100 years as part of a trial for the Abbey’s transformative Footprint project. New under floor heating will also be installed under this section of the floor to trial the process which will eventually take place under […]

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How safe is this Brunel bridge?

The only iron bridge remaining across Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s Great Western Railway – linking Bristol and beyond with London – happens to be in Bath’s Sydney Gardens. As the whole line is due to be electrified it is an area of concern because Brunel deliberately designed the section of track passing through the park in […]

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Book art at Keynsham

Book art workshops at Keynsham Library with Funky Art House.  24th July 11:00 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 16:00 Get Creative and give an old book a new life as garlands, bunting and origami decorations. Come and learn to upcycle old books into new and unique decorations. All ages welcome . All children must be […]

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Nowhere to go!

The future of public toilets in Larkhall and Weston village in Bath has apparently been thrown into further confusion by Bath and North East Council. At a meeting of the authority’s Liberal Democrat Cabinet this week, in answer to a question from Conservative councillors, it was confirmed that the toilets in Weston would remain open […]

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Council ‘chiefs’ to meet with Charlie

Looks like Charlie Dancey – the man who staged a very public protest by parking his Dutch barge on Pulteney Weir for 3 weeks – has made a breakthrough in his ‘fight’ to ‘save’ the old Newark Works. That’s the historic riverside home of  famous crane makers Stothert and Pitt Bath and somewhere Charlie wants given […]

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Latest development plans for riverside to go on show

Plans for the next stage of the redevelopment of the Western Riverside will go on show within the old Green Park Station on Friday, July 19th. Crest Nicholson Regeneration are inviting people to the Green Park Brasserie from 3pm-7pm to view the proposals for approximately 270 new homes, and representatives will be available to answer […]

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Ancient charter ‘on parade’

Joined the congregation at Bath Abbey today for the Founder’s Day service which is organised by King Edward’s School in the city to celebrate the end of the school year and the foundation of their ancient teaching establishment which was granted a Charter by Edward the Sixth in 1552. My thanks to Colin Johnston, who […]

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Lido campaign takes to the river

Took a cruise up the River Avon from Pulteney Weir to Bathampton Mill weir and back again today  to see and hear how one boating company is doing its bit to promote the restoration of Bath‘s – and the country’s – last remaining Georgian lido. The derelict remains of the open air pool at Bathwick […]

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